Seahawks notebook: Harvin has surgery, faces long rehab

RENTON — Percy Harvin’s surgery went well. What that means for this season, however, remains to be seen.

Seahawk coach Pete Carroll reported that Harvin, the team’s priciest offseason acquisition, underwent surgery on his hip Thursday that “went really well,” but Carroll also acknowledged that Harvin has a long rehab process ahead of him.

Harvin, who came to Seattle in a trade that sent first- third- and seventh-round picks, will remain in New York for a couple of weeks, then return to continue his rehab with the team.

“We don’t have any dates or timelines or any of that stuff, but we’re going to be very optimistic and hope he can get back as soon as possible,” Carroll said. “We’re glad we could get him fixed up, and he’ll be ready to go eventually.”

Asked if that meant Harvin will be back this season, Carroll said, “With all the information we got, we’re hopeful that he will have a chance to get back.”

Harvin likely will remain on the Physically Unable to Perform list, which will allow the Seahawks to save a roster spot until he is able to return. Under league rules, a player on the PUP list can return to action as soon as Week 7 and as late as Week 15.

Other injuries

While the Seahawks practiced minus 20 players Thursday, Carroll said the majority of those should be back relatively soon.

“All the things we’re dealing with, we’re very hopeful that they’ll get back within a few days,” he said.

Among the “things we’re dealing with” are a sore shoulder for linebacker Bobby Wagner, a sore shoulder for tight end Luke Willson, who did practice but in a red jersey, and a sore knee for defensive tackle Jesse Williams, who missed a couple of days, returned to action Wednesday, then sat out Thursday.

As for the players on the Physically Unable to Perform list, Carroll said running back Robert Turbin (foot) has got “a chance to get back next week, for sure in two weeks,” and added that tight end Zach Miller (foot) is on a similar timeline.

Asked about defensive end Chris Clemons, who is recovering from ACL surgery, Carroll said: “Clem’s doing really well. They’re really excited about the progress he’s been making. We’ve got some hopeful thoughts about that. … he’s doing well.”

Who will return kicks?

With Harvin out, the Seahawks don’t have an established kick returner. They released Leon Washington following the trade for Harvin.

When asked who might step into that role, Carroll mentioned receiver Golden Tate, cornerback Jeremy Lane, running back Christine Michael and receiver Bryan Walters as possibilities. Carroll did, however, concede that Tate might not be an option considering he is a starting receiver and also currently the frontrunner to handle punt-return duties.

Roster moves

The Seahawks made a couple of moves Thursday, signing tight end Andrei Lintz, an undrafted rookie out of Washington State, and claiming rookie receiver Perez Ashford off of waivers from New England. Lintz gives the Seahawks another option at tight end, a position at which they have little experienced depth. Ashford, who returned kicks and punts at Northern Illinois, could be another option in the return game.

To make room on the roster, the Seahawks waived running back Ray Holley and injured receiver Greg Herd.

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